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UNASUR Pushes Forward With Continental Integration

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: The inauguration of President Rafael Correa of Ecuador coincided with the holding of the third regular presidential summit of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in Quito on August 10. In the days preceding this meeting, speculation was rife that the recent agreement by Colombia to allow the use ...

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Guyana Coast Guards Charged With Murder

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Aug. 27, 2009: Three Guyana coast guards have been slapped with murder charges for the alleged robbery and murder of a jeweler. Suspects Sherwin Harte, Deon Greenidge and Delon Gordon have pleaded not guilty but remain jailed awaiting trial for last week`s attack on Dweive Kant Ramdass. Ramdass was ferrying $85,000 on a river boat when ...

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Detained Haitian Couple Released To Bury Daughter

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: Baby Luana Augustin will finally be laid to rest by her parents. Some three months after her death by drowning, the 8-month-old is set to be buried after U.S. immigration officials released her detained parents, Luscene Augustin and Chandeline Leonard. The release comes following pleas from advocates who argued it was inhumane to ...

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Brother Of Grenadian Ambassador Charged For Ganja Possession

CaribWorldNnews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: The brother of Grenada`s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York is in police custody on a marijuana charge. Washington Post reports indicate that Winston Williams, 49, has been charged after cops seized 10 pounds of marijuana and $37,825 in his D.C. house on Aug. 5. Details of ...

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Stanford Former Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: James M. Davis, Stanford`s former chief financial officer, on Thursday became the first to plead guilty in the $7 billion ponzi case. Davis pleaded guilty in Houston federal court to three counts under a plea deal with federal prosecutors. He admitted guilt to: conspiracy to commit mail, wire and securities fraud; mail fraud; ...

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Could The UK-Caribbean Tourist Trade Be Crippled By Air Passenger Duty Increase?

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: The Caribbean tourism industry, already suffering badly from the world wide recession, could suffer another blow this November. In just months, the Caribbean could lose a substantial market if the British government goes ahead with its plan to levy an increased APD (Air Passenger Duty) from November 2009. The new rate of APD ...

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Toronto Cops Look For Suspects In Jamaica Consulate Fire Bomb

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2009: Call them the `Men in Black,` but Toronto police want to know their real names and who they are, hours after a fire bomb attack on the Jamaican Consulate here. Fire officials last night said they are continuing to investigate what appears to be a deliberate attack on the building that houses the ...

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Bahamas Warned To Watch Danny

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2009: Residents of the Bahamas are being warned to keep a strong eye on tropical storm Danny. At 11 p.m.  last night, the center of  Danny was located about 370 miles east-northeast of Nassau and was expected to increase in forward speed by Friday, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center. Strengthening is forecast ...

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Bermuda Extends Condolences On Kennedy`s Passing

CaribWorldNews, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2009: Bermuda has become the first CARICOM member country to extend condolences on the passing of the `Lion Of The Senate,` Senator Ted Kennedy. Premier Dr. Ewart Brown yesterday called the Massachusetts senator a `political icon,` and insisted he `will be greatly missed.` `I first met Senator Kennedy as a medical student volunteer on ...

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